The ZIMBABWE Situation Our thoughts and prayers are with Zimbabwe
- may peace, truth and justice prevail.

Back to Index

Back to the Top
Back to Index


      Zimbabwe should stop evicting urban poor-UN report
      Fri Jul 22, 2005 6:22 AM BST

By Evelyn Leopold

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A crucial U.N. report, sharply criticizes the
Zimbabwean government for bulldozing urban slums and insists it should stop
razing the shantytowns, according to two U.N. envoys who have seen the
lengthy document to be released on Friday.

The report, commissioned by Secretary-General Kofi Annan, breaks the
relative silence in the United Nations over President Robert Mugabe's policy
of evicting hundreds of thousands of people. Western nations have
unsuccessfully tried to put the issue on the U.N. Security Council's agenda.

Tanzanian Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, the executive director of the
Nairobi-based U.N.-Habitat, who wrote the report, says more than 2 million
people in one way or another have been affected by the demolitions.

Human rights groups, the Commonwealth, the European Union, Britain and the
United States have condemned the action, which has pushed the poor out of
the cities in the depth of the southern Hemisphere winter.

The government has dismissed the accusations and says the crackdown,
officially dubbed "Operation Restore Order", was intended to fight black
market trading and other lawlessness in unplanned communities which had
sprung up around the country.

But Tibaijuka's report says that regardless of the motive, the end result of
action was ill-conceived, inhumane and put an additional economic burden on
the southern African nation, where more than 70 percent of the population is
unemployed and foreign currency, food and fuel are in short supply.


The Zimbabwe government was given the report on Wednesday and has 48 hours
to respond but it has made no comment so far.

Tibaijuka, a Tanzanian professor with a doctorate in agricultural economics,
was sent to Zimbabwe by Annan and spent two weeks touring the country,
leaving on July 9. She called on the government to stop the demolitions.

Mugabe, 81 and in power since independence from Britain in 1980, says
Zimbabwe is being punished by opponents of his land reform program in which
the government seized white-owned farms to give to landless blacks.

But Zimbabwe's opposition contends the campaign is aimed at breaking up its
strongholds among the urban poor and forcing them into rural areas where
they can be more easily controlled by chiefs sympathetic to the government.

The report is to be made public to all U.N. members on Friday rather than to
the Security Council alone. But Western diplomats will attempt to get
Tibaijuka to brief the council in an effort to get the issue on the agenda.

African members of the council as well as Russia and China have been against
drawing attention to the Zimbabwe crisis, arguing that it was an internal
issue rather than one that affected international peace and security,
council members said.

But Annan, who has issued a statement of concern about Zimbabwe, is expected
to use the report to highlight the crisis and issue his own statement on
Friday, a U.N. official said.

Some Security Council members also want to invite Louise Arbour, the U.N.
High Commissioner for Human Rights, to address the 15-member body and
mention Zimbabwe, Uzbekistan and other issues not on the agenda. But a U.N.
official said other delegations will insist she stick to matters before the

Back to the Top
Back to Index


UN Report: Zimbabwe Slum Destruction Violates International Law

UNITED NATIONS (AP)--A U.N. report condemned the Zimbabwe government for
destroying urban slums in a "disastrous venture" that has left 700,000
people without homes or jobs, and demanded that those responsible be
punished, according to excerpts.

The report, to be released Friday morning, said a further 2.4 million people
have been affected in varying degrees by the countrywide campaign in which
thousands of shantytowns, ramshackle markets and makeshift homes have been

Operation Murambatsvina, or Drive Out Trash, has been "carried out in an
indiscriminate and unjustified manner, with indifference to human
suffering," said the report's executive summary, obtained late Thursday by
The Associated Press.

The report, using language unusually harsh for the United Nations, called
for the government to stop the destruction immediately. It said the
operation clearly violated international law.

It did not assign blame for the destruction, saying only that it was
launched on the advice of a few people who were not identified. Yet, it
suggests that the act might qualify as a crime against humanity and urged
Zimbabwe to prosecute those responsible.

President Robert Mugabe's government has defended the operation as an urban
cleanup drive, and has promised to help the displaced rebuild. Zimbabwe's
opposition says it is aimed at breaking up its strongholds among the urban
poor and forcing them into rural areas where they can be more easily
controlled by chiefs sympathetic to the government.

But the report said that even if the operation is an urban cleanup drive,
the campaign - which some have called Operation Restore Order - has been a
"crash" operation that will take years for Zimbabwe to recover from.

"Even if motivated by a desire to ensure a semblance of order in the chaotic
manifestations of rapid urbanization and rising poverty characteristic of
African cities, nonetheless Operation Restore Order turned out to be a
disastrous venture," the report said.

On Wednesday, police raided nine churches in Zimbabwe's second-largest city
of Bulawayo, rounding up people sheltering there since their homes were
destroyed. Between 50 and 100 people were arrested at each, said the Rev.
Kevin Thompson of the city's Presbyterian Church.

"It was pretty brutal and horrific," he said. "They had elderly folk, and
they were piling them onto vehicles; they were frog-marching children ...
who had been asleep, and Bulawayo is very cold at the moment."

While not outright demanding an independent inquiry, the report suggests
that such a probe could help determine if there was criminal negligence
leading to any deaths. The Zimbabwe government was given the final report on
Wednesday but has made no public comment so far.

Zimbabwe has pledged $325 million to provide 1.2 million houses or building
plots by 2008 but the report said economists have expressed doubt that the
government can afford such a project at a time when Zimbabwe is wracked by
triple-digit inflation and in the throes of a severe food crisis.

The report was compiled by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's special
envoy, Anna Tibaijuka, who spent two weeks in Zimbabwe studying the effects
of the campaign. She delivered the report to Annan earlier this week.

Tibaijuka's report said the clearance campaign was based on a set of
colonial- era laws and policies "that were used as a tool of segregation and
social exclusion."

"There is an urgent need to suspend these outdated laws and to review them
within the briefest time possible" to make sure the humanitarian response
doesn't fade and people are given new homes and livelihoods, she said.

"The humanitarian consequences of Operation Restore Order are enormous," she
said. "There is an immediate need for the government of Zimbabwe to
recognize the virtual state of emergency that has resulted, and to allow
unhindered access by the international and humanitarian community to assist
those that have been affected."

Tibaijuka said Zimbabwe needs shelter, food, health services, and other
essential goods.

Tibaijuka, the Tanzanian head of Nairobi-based U.N. Habitat which deals with
the plight of cities, has said she would dispatch an officer to help
Zimbabwe meet its housing needs. In the report, she called for a massive
international humanitarian operation to help the masses of poor people left
without housing or jobs.

African nations on the 15-member Security Council have so far kept the
crisis in Zimbabwe off the council's agenda. But several U.N. diplomats said
they are hoping to get Tibaijuka to brief members on the report next week
under their agenda item of "other matters."

(END) Dow Jones Newswires


  Copyright (c) 2005 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Back to the Top
Back to Index

ABC Australia

Friday, July 22, 2005. 12:11pm (AEST)
Australia would back Mugabe indictment: Costello
The Federal Government is likely to support any moves by the UN to indict
the President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe for crimes against humanity.

The Treasurer Peter Costello has told the ABC's Lateline program that
Australia is already making efforts to restore human rights in the African
nation, such as supporting the expulsion of Zimbabwe from the International
Monetary Fund (IMF).

Mr Costello says while Australia is not on the United Nations Security
Council, it would back moves to indict Robert Mugabe for human rights

"We would lend our voice to members of the Security Council to consider
that," he said.

"Australia has been at the forefront of arguing for sanctions to try to
restore human rights in Zimbabwe."
Back to the Top
Back to Index

Zim Online

Zimbabweans to pay for fuel in hard cash, Zimdollar devalued again
Fri 22 July 2005
  HARARE - Zimbabwe will beginning September sell fuel to motorists in hard
currency in a desperate measure to end a six-year fuel shortage that
worsened in recent months, almost bringing the crisis-hit country to a halt.

      In a monetary policy statement on Thursday that fell far short on
measures to revive the comatose economy, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ)
governor Gideon Gono also devalued the local dollar to $17 500 per one
American unit.

      Previously the Zimbabwe dollar officially traded at around $10 000 to
one greenback although the illegal but thriving foreign currency
black-market paid double that amount for a US$.

      "With effect from 1 September the motoring public can access fuel at
the designated service (filling) stations, which will be announced in due
course by the Ministry of Energy and Power Development through payment in
foreign exchange, at the initial price of US$1 per litre," Gono said.

      The central bank chief did not clarify whether the same price will
apply for both petrol and diesel. The last-ditch move is apparently hoped to
assist garage owners to raise hard cash from the public to pay for fuel

      Rising international prices for oil have exacerbated Zimbabwe's fuel
crisis, itself the result of acute foreign currency shortages that began
when the International Monetary Fund (IMF) withdrew balance-of-payments
support in 1999 after disagreeing with Harare over fiscal policy and other
governance issues.

      President Robert Mugabe's chaotic and often violent seizure of
productive farmland from whites only helped worsen foreign currency
shortages as the mainstay agricultural sector and particularly the tobacco
sector, which is the biggest single export earner, were disrupted.

      Zimbabwe, once a regional breadbasket, has since 2000 when Mugabe
began his land seizure programme survived on food hand outs from
international agencies after farm production fell by about 60 percent. Four
million people or a quarter of the country's population require food aid
this year.

      Apart from fuel, electricity, essential medical drugs, machine spare
parts for industry, other key commodities are also in critical short supply
in Zimbabwe because there is no hard cash to pay foreign suppliers.

      Gono announced that foreign embassies, externally funded
non-governmental organisations, other international groups, Zimbabweans
living abroad and other sellers of foreign currency would with immediate
effect be paid at the rate of $17 500 to one American dollar.

      The exchange rate at the government's foreign currency auction floors
mostly used by industry and commerce remained at around $10 000 to one US$.
But this rate normally tracks the exchange rate used for exiled Zimbabweans
and economic analysts expect it to align with the new diaspora rate within

      In a desperate plea to Zimbabweans who siphoned hard cash outside the
country, Gono said such funds could be repatriated back on a "no questions
asked basis." Holders of such funds could also import whatever goods into
the country again without questions being asked, the central bank chief

      He said: "In order to allow for the free inflows of free funds which,
for one reason or another, found their way into offshore markets, the
Reserve Bank is pleased to announce that the programme of Import Tracking
Control Numbers has been suspended with immediate effect.

      "Holders of free funds offshore sources are, therefore, with immediate
effect, free to bring in imports, particularly those of a productive nature,
on a no questions asked basis."

      Harare has previously prosecuted people for externalising scarce hard
cash. Former finance minister Chris Kuruneri is on trial for allegedly
externalising millions of hard cash.

      Gono admitted inflationary pressures were on the upsurge saying it
would be difficult to tame the inflation beast, declared Zimbabwe's number
one enemy by Mugabe. Inflation is pegged at 164.3 percent and is amongst the
highest such rates in the world.

      Zimbabwe earned US$877 million during the first six months of the year
compared to US$771.5 realised over the same period last year.

      Loan repayments to the IMF had improved to US$9 million every quarter
up from US$1.5 million, the RBZ chief said. The Bretton Woods institution,
whose board meets next month, is expected to expel Zimbabwe over outstanding
debts of more than US$300 million.

      Gono was silent on a US$1 billion loan Zimbabwe has requested from
South Africa for fuel and food imports. - ZimOnline

Back to the Top
Back to Index

Zim Online

Harare gets 48 hours to respond to UN report
Fri 22 July 2005

      NEW YORK - The United Nations (UN) has given Zimbabwe 48 hours to
respond to issues raised in a report by the world body's special envoy who
assessed Harare's controversial urban clean-up campaign earlier this month.

      The report, compiled by UN-Habitat boss Anna Tibaijuka after spending
two weeks in Zimbabwe as UN Secretary General Koffi Annan's envoy, was
handed to Annan and Harare's UN representative, Boniface Chidyausiku, on
Wednesday this week.

      In a statement yesterday the UN said: "The report on Zimbabwe,
produced by Mrs Anna Tibaijuka, the United Nations Secretary General's
Special Envoy on Human Settlement Issues in Zimbabwe, has been finalised and
was sent to the Government of Zimbabwe yesterday (Wednesday).

      "The report is expected to be made public on Friday (today) or Monday.
The government will be given 48 hours to look at the report."

      The report is expected to be devastating against Harare for
demolishing shantytowns, city backyard cottages and informal trading kiosks,
casting thousands of families onto the streets without food, water or

      Annan earlier this week said he was worried at the humanitarian crisis
created by the clean-up drive in what UN experts said was a clear indication
Tibaijuka's report will be scathing against Harare.

      The United States, European Union, Zimbabwean and international human
rights groups have roundly condemned the clean-up exercise as a gross
violation of poor people's rights.

      Non-governmental organisations say about 300 000 people have been
displaced by the campaign but the main opposition Movement for Democratic
Change party puts the figure at 1.5 million people.

      President Robert Mugabe has defended the exercise as vital to smash
crime and to restore the beauty of Zimbabwe's cities and towns.

      But the MDC, which is most supported in urban areas, says the exercise
is meant to punish city residents for rejecting Mugabe and his ruling ZANU
PF party in last March's disputed parliamentary election. - ZimOnline

Back to the Top
Back to Index

Zim Online

Police fire teargas as 33 demonstrators are arrested
Fri 22 July 2005

      HARARE - Thirty-three members of a pressure group fighting for a new
and democratic constitution in Zimbabwe were arrested yesterday for
demonstrating against plans by the government to reintroduce a bi-cameral

      About 200 members of the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA)
pressure group took to the streets yesterday chanting songs and waving
placards denouncing plans by President Mugabe to reintroduce the Senate,
banned more than 10 years ago.

      The demonstrators appeared to have taken the police by surprise as
they marched to Parliament building in Harare where they distributed fliers
denouncing what they alleged was abuse of power by Mugabe wanting to
unilaterally reintroduce the Senate.

      But soon after, armed police swooped on the protesters and fired tear
smoke to disperse the group. The police arrested 33 members of the protest
group who were still in custody last night.

      Asked to comment on the demonstration, police spokesman Oliver
Mandipaka said he would not comment on an illegal demonstration.

      "We have no time to comment on an event which is illegal," said

      Under Zimbabwe's tough security laws, it is illegal to hold
demonstrations without first seeking police approval. But the pressure group
has in the past consistently defied the law.

      NCA chairman Lovemore Madhuku, yesterday reiterated that his
organisation will not obey "unjust laws" such as the Public Order and
Security Act (POSA) which requires groups seeking to demonstrate to seek
police approval first.

      "It is our duty as responsible citizens to defy bad laws and POSA is
one of such laws," he said after the demonstration.

      In a statement issued before yesterday's demonstration, Madhuku
denounced the Bill seeking to introduce the Senate.

      "Its sole purpose is to introduce a Senate which will accommodate
Mugabe's cronies in Zanu PF. A new constitution must be made by the people.

      "It is the height of abuse of power for a government that claims in
the past five years that constitutional reform was not a priority to turn
around and fast-track self-serving constitutional amendments," he said. -

Back to the Top
Back to Index

Daily Mirror, Zimbabwe

Zim search for foreign aid injections spreads

Shame Makoshori
issue date :2005-Jul-22

ZIMBABWE'S current search for offshore financial injections to resuscitate
its ailing economy is not confined to South Africa alone but to Far and
Middle Eastern countries that it enjoys cordial relations with, the
government has said.
Last week, Zimbabwe sent overtures to southern neighbour, South Africa
seeking a US$1 billion loan for the replenishment of dwindling fuel
supplies, food and farming inputs procurement and the resuscitation of
plummeting industrial output
Information and Publicity Secretary George Charamba was yesterday quoted in
the South African press as saying government was looking for more sources of
foreign currency to thwart concerted international efforts to stop the
country from accessing loans from international institutions.
The country is currently awaiting a response from the South African
government, but a government spokesman in that country said on Tuesday that
South Africa would only come up with a decision after cabinet and parliament
had deliberated on the issue.
"Any loan agreement would have to be tabled before the cabinet and confirmed
by Parliament before it is granted," said Joel Netshitenzhe, a South African
government spokesman.
However, Charamba said other countries such as China, Malaysia and Iran had
also been approached.
If the loan is granted, it is also expected to service other ballooning
debts such as an overdue US$295 million debt with the International Monetary
Fund (IMF), which was reportedly due this week.
The likely delay in the processing of the critical lifeline from South
Africa could deal a major blow to the economy as the IMF has threatened to
expel Zimbabwe out of the grouping in the event of failure to settle the
Government is also currently under pressure to end a biting fuel crisis that
has plagued the economy since the post-election period.
The fuel crisis has also affected national airline, Air Zimbabwe whose jets
were forced to cancel flights this week.
Sources on Wednesday night told this newspaper that the fuel paralysis
struck the debt-ridden airline starting on Tuesday when most regional and
local flights suffered persistent delays, as Air Zimbabwe's stocks ran dry.
The sources, however, pointed out that it was highly likely that the company
had failed to procure Jet A1 due to cash constraints.
They added that on Wednesday a Harare-London Boeing 737 jet scheduled to
take off from the Harare International Airport around 8am was delayed until
midday as staff waited for fuel supplies from Feruka near Mutare.
Back to the Top
Back to Index

Daily Mirror, Zimbabwe

Govt okays temporary shelters on new stands

The Daily Mirror Reporter
issue date :2005-Jul-22

GOVERNMENT has relaxed enforcing legislation regarding the settling of
people on unserviced stands to allow families displaced by the clean-up
operation to build temporary shelters for the time being, Local Government
minister Ignatius Chombo said yesterday.
Victims of Operations Murambatsvina/Restore Order were currently being moved
from holding camps back to their stands while standard houses are built.
Chombo said this after the inter-ministerial committee on the clean-up
exercise he leads toured Caledonia transit camp, a transitory sanctuary for
displaced people on the periphery of Harare.
"All the people being moved from the transit camp and have been allocated
stands would be allowed to live at their premises for 12 months in temporary
structures while they build their houses," the minister said.
"This has been facilitated by the relaxation of the Regional, Town and
Country Planning Act, so that they can stay at their stands although they
are yet to be serviced," Chombo added.
Government has already started relocating people from transit camps to
various destinations including new suburbs created under Operation
Garikai/Hlalani Kuhle.
Chombo said government would provide roofing sheets for people to construct
their temporary structures.
He also said about 50 aliens had volunteered to return to their countries of
origin during the vetting process at Caledonia Farm.
"We hope to allocate 300 000 stands by the end of this year and the $1
trillion set aside under Operation Garikai would from now operate as a
revolving fund to enable people to construct their houses," he said.
Other government officials also visited Whitecliff Farm to monitor progress
in the construction of core-houses.
Chombo warned that all those who had defied government directives and gone
back to Porta Farm after the squatter settlement was destroyed in the blitz
would be removed soon.
Back to the Top
Back to Index


SA church leaders detained in Zimbabwe
          July 22 2005 at 06:26AM

      By Peta Thornycroft, Basildon Peta & Sapa-DPA-AP

      Harare - Zimbabwe police have detained South African and Zimbabwean
church leaders trying to help thousands made homeless by "Operation
Drive-Out Trash".

      In the ongoing purge of Zimbabwe's urban poor on Thursday, armed riot
police and ruling Zanu-PF youth militia rounded up hundreds of homeless
people - including infants sheltering in churches in Bulawayo.

      The harassment of the clergymen happened as an aid agency, Action Aid
International, issued a damning report on "Operation Murambatsvina" and its
impact on the poor.

      KwaZulu-Natal Bishop Rubin Phillip said on Thursday that he and three
other clergymen were arrested in Bulawayo on Wednesday night and only
released at about 4am on Thursday.

      Philip is part of a South African Council of Churches delegation in
Zimbabwe which announced it was launching a major humanitarian operation
with local churches and NGOs to help thousands of those displaced.

      Before Philip's arrest, the police and the dreaded state spy agency,
the Central Intelligence Organisation, had summoned two senior clergymen in
the eastern town of Mutare.

      They quizzed them on the reasons for providing "negative" reports to
United Nations envoy Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka during her two-week visit to
Zimbabwe to probe the demolitions on behalf of Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

      Meanwhile, Zimbabwe's national airline has had to cancel flights on
some of its established routes, including the popular Harare-to-London
route, owing to its worst fuel shortage in years, the state-controlled
Herald newspaper reported on Thursday.

      Air Zimbabwe spokesperson David Mwenga told the Herald that some of
Air Zimbabwe's flights had been suspended because of a shortage of jet
aviation fuel, but he did not specify the routes.

      An unnamed airline official, told the paper that flights to South
Africa, Britain and the Victoria Falls, "were suspended due to the shortages
of fuel". - Mercury Foreign Service

      This article was originally published on page 3 of The Mercury on July
22, 2005
Back to the Top
Back to Index

Cape Times

      R6 billion will go into Mugabe's account and take 6bn years to repay
      July 22, 2005

      I am beyond disgust with Robert Mugabe and his sycophantic, cruel
cohorts. What has been happening in Zimbabwe should have been stopped a very
long time ago.

      We have seen Mugabe and his evil followers plunder the riches of
Zimbabwe and reduce the lives of non- Zanu-PF members, especially, to

      The latest operation, driving out only MDC supporters and those who
had not voted, is the sickest, saddest, most inhumane action taken by a
government against it's people.

      Clearly, this matter is not pressing enough for President Thabo Mbeki,
Olusegun Obasanjo and the African Union to get Robert Mugabe out of

      Oh, I must be careful to suggest that if Mugabe be thrown out of
Zimbabwe, he might just be accommodated, courtesy of the South African
taxpayer, as was that other tyrant, Jean-Baptiste Aristide, who is currently
languishing in a government guesthouse.

      The untold misery caused to ordinary Zimbabweans over the years by the
Mugabe regime is gut-wrenching, immoral and illegal. Yet the South African
government is still considering giving that country a loan of R6 billion,

      Don't get me wrong, I have the utmost sympathy for the suffering
people of Zimbabwe and I truly believe that something medium- to long-term
should be done to ease their immense suffering. By all means, let relief
agencies supply these poor people with food, shelter and emergency care.

      If the easing of the abject circumstances of Zimbabweans is indeed the
aim, then the AU should deploy their relief agencies to Zimbabwe.

      After all, the European Union has relief agencies. But my hopes are
not pinned on this, as it is exactly the African Union and the failing of
its African Peer Review Mechanism, which shows up infinitely impotent in the
sorry Zimbabwe saga.

      What is not going to help the Zimbabwean people at all,is that R6bn of
South African money is given to the Zimbabwean government, when it is
glaringly obvious that Mugabe is going to find a way to siphon that money
into the already-bulging private bank accounts of his avaricious wife Grace,
and that of his party faithful.

      Let's not forget that Zimbabwe won't be able to repay that loan in six
billion years.

      Or are the loan-givers getting sorted out in a way that isn't quite
clear to us ordinary tax-payers?

      The complete lack of action against the tyrant Mugabe leaves me with a
very suspicious nagging thought: that President Mbeki's lack of firm action
against Mugabe is for future self-preservation.

      What am I saying? Simply that - God forbid - should South Africans
find themselves in the same position as the unfortunate Zimbabweans (and we
have millions living well below the poverty line), then it might be expected
that the rest of Africa and the members of the free world, turn a blind eye.
      I would love to be wrong.
      Owen D Simons
      Green Point

Back to the Top
Back to Index




Dear all,

Rob Milbank

On 15 February 2005 Rob Milbank suffered a serious brain haemorrhage on
Forrester Estate, Zimbabwe, which left him totally paralysed on his right

In 2004, Rob, his wife Amanda, their young daughter Sabrina and Amanda's
parents, Robin and Felicity von der Heyde were forced off their farm,
Vigila, after four years of intimidation and harassment. Their neighbours
on Forrester generously provided them with somewhere to stay which enabled
them to continue farming in a limited way.

Not only has the entire family lost their home and livelihood, but Rob is
now having to learn to speak and walk again. Although he has startled
doctors with his progress he faces up to eighteen months of treatment and
rehabilitation in South Africa. This is projected to cost in the region of

On 25 September 2005 we will be participating in the 85 mile Oxford to
Cambridge Bike Ride. Our aim is to raise as much money as possible to help
the Milbanks cover this enormous bill. We would very much appreciate your
generous support.

If you would like to make an immediate contribution please either:

1. make your cheques payable to Calascione re Milbank
and send to Caroline Calascione, 267 Kings Road, Kingston, Surrey KT2 5JJ
2. pay your contribution directly into one of the bank accounts
which have been set up for this appeal:
In the UK:
Bank Abbey
Sort code 09-06-66
Account name Calascione re Milbank
Account number 41714397
In South Africa:
Bank Nedbank, Killarney,60 Riviera Road, Johannesburg SWIFT NEDSZAJJ
Bank code 191 605
Account name Schofield-Millbank
Account number 2916069704

Please note, that if you use the SA account you will need to let Kim
Schofield know (on so that she can track the payment
and ensure it does not get lost.

Or if you would like to sponsor our ride please let us know via email or
post so that we can contact you once we have completed it.

Thank you very much in advance
Best wishes
Caroline Calascione (née Gambier) and Sarah Harland

Caroline Calascione
267 Kings Road
Surrey KT2 5JJ
t&f (w) 020 8404 4858
m 07733 333027
Back to the Top
Back to Index


Please send any material for publication in the Open Letter Forum to with "For Open Letter Forum" in the subject line.


Letter 1:

I am currently carrying out a research project on AGRICULTURAL PROJECTS in
Africa funded by Governments, Donors and NGO's over the past 20 years. Many
of you know of projects which have been both successful or unsuccessful in
Africa during this period.

Please would you contact me with details of

1 where the project was/is
2 whom it was funded by
3 what the project was

and if possible a contact to enable me to get more information on the

Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Jean Simon


Letter 2.

Dear JAG

Harare residents who are having difficulty accessing their building plans
or other documents at Harare City Council are requested to report this to
Mr Masunda on 300469 or to CHRA attention legal officer on 011-612811,
011-612860 or 011-618595 giving your name, stand number and the date and
place where you tried to access which documents - or whatever other
difficulty you have had.  CHRA's e-mail is

Mr Masunda is also interested in hearing from those who are being made to
pay unreasonable charges for "regularisation", borehole/well registration

Please pass this information on to others - thank you.

Trudy Stevenson

All letters published on the open Letter Forum are the views and opinions
of the submitters, and do not represent the official viewpoint of Justice
for Agriculture.
Back to the Top
Back to Index